Music critic Jens F. Laurson plays and discusses​ of the late romantic composer, Othmar Schoeck, July 28, 2018, hour 1

Jens F. Laurson is one of the most respected music critics in the world. I was privileged to have him join me on ‘Church and Culture’ to discuss the music of the late romantic composer, Othmar Schoeck (1886-1957). Schoeck, who was Swiss, stands at the border between romantic and modern, but he never loses touch… Continue reading Music critic Jens F. Laurson plays and discusses​ of the late romantic composer, Othmar Schoeck, July 28, 2018, hour 1

Review of ‘Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music’ by Robert Reilly and Jens Laurson

The Claremont Review asked me for a review of Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music by Robert R. Reilly and Jens F. Laurson (Ignatius Press, 2016). A  Baedeker to Beauty Deal W. Hudson January 8, 2018 As a Baedeker for the musically literate, Robert Reilly’s Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s… Continue reading Review of ‘Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music’ by Robert Reilly and Jens Laurson

Deal W. Hudson interviews Terry Teachout on Church and Culture Today, Part 1 and Part 2

Terry Teachout is now the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal, the critic-at-large of Commentary, and the author of “Sightings,” a column about the arts in America that appears biweekly in the Friday Wall Street Journal, and author of books about George Balanchine, H.L, Mencken, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. In these two episodes… Continue reading Deal W. Hudson interviews Terry Teachout on Church and Culture Today, Part 1 and Part 2

The 5 Best YouTube Videos for Christmas

Deal W. Hudson December 11, 2017 YouTube has become a treasure trove of musical delights, which I enjoy exploring especially at the season of Christmas. I offer the five best videos of live performances of Christmas music that I have found thus far. Live performances add a much-needed visual element to the performances of familiar… Continue reading The 5 Best YouTube Videos for Christmas